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A Pragmatist's Take

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Groundhog Day: Dis-embellishing a Multilevel Proxy
Feb 2, 2016 4:58 pm
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The Groundhog Day folklore provides a useful exercise in separating embellishments from the core of a story, for example... More
How history should be taught: Connections to the present
Jan 16, 2016 1:41 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 1,329

The admonition "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it" (many variations) is ignored in the traditional teaching... More
Development Cap: Size, what to count, and why
Nov 1, 2015 4:09 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 1,957

On Monday, Council will be discussing the update of Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan to provide guidance to the Citizens Advisory Committee (... More
Housing Policy: It's community, not generational
Oct 20, 2015 6:36 pm
Comments: 24 | Views: 1,821

Although the debate on housing policy has recently been stated in terms of affordability for Millennials, it is actually one of different cultures, and of questions... More
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